Introduced by Peter Nicks
“Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a twenty-two-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008, and feels something in the air….Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well; as the day goes on, he realizes that changes are not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area — and the entire nation — to its very core.”
Peter Nicks is a Bay Area-based director (The Waiting Room, The Force) known for his cinéma vérité style. Nicks helped director Ryan Coogler secure financing for Fruitvale Station and shot several scenes in the film.
Running time: 85 min
Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler
Producer: Nina Yang Bongiovi
Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison
Editors: Claudia S. Castello and Michael P. Shawver
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